Broadcaster

Public Speaker

 

Journalist

Humanitarian

 

Host & MC

Running

Host. Broadcaster. Journalist. Public Speaker, MC. Humanitarian.  Runner.

A BIT ABOUT ME

I’ve spent more than two extraordinary decades working across all platforms of the media – television, radio, digital and print.

The majority of my career has been in television working as a Foreign Correspondent and a Senior Anchor for a number of high profile news and current affairs programmes.

I was based in Europe for eight years reporting on many globally-signficiant events including elections in France, Britain and America, and I was in Washington D.C. in 2008 when Barack Obama first entered the White House.

My career has taken me to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and America, including assignments in Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, South Sudan, Niger and South Africa.

In New Zealand, I played a central role in TV3’s news and current affairs programming, and more recently was a radio host for NewstalkZB, contributing to print and digital platforms.

A BIT ABOUT ME

I’ve spent more than two extraordinary decades working across all platforms of the media – television, radio, digital and print.

The majority of my career has been in television working as a Foreign Correspondent and a Senior Anchor for a number of high profile news and current affairs programmes.

I was based in Europe for eight years reporting on many globally-signficiant events including elections in France, Britain and America, and I was in Washington D.C. in 2008 when Barack Obama first entered the White House.

My career has taken me to Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and America, including assignments in Afghanistan, Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, South Sudan, Niger and South Africa.

In New Zealand, I played a central role in TV3’s news and current affairs programming, and more recently was a radio host for NewstalkZB, contributing to print and digital platforms.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

I have MC’d a broad range of events including Prime Ministerial dinners, gala events, corporate conferences and fiesty election debates.

It’s important for an MC to engage an audience, use well-placed humour and keep a room energised and upbeat. I’m comfortable in front of a very large crowd but I’m equally at home chairing small industry-specific events too. 

I’m a thought-provoking Guest Speaker on a number of issues including the challenges of reporting from a war zone, humanitarianism, the importance of corporate diversity, the media and the empowerment of women.

I have spoken in a number of schools in both an educational and inspirational capacity, helping children to understand some of the crisis effecting the world today, and the importance of understanding privilege and finding purpose in life. 

PUBLIC SPEAKING

I have MC’d a broad range of events including Prime Ministerial dinners, gala events, corporate conferences and fiesty election debates.

It’s important for an MC to engage an audience, use well-placed humor and keep a room energized and upbeat. I’m comfortable in front of a very large crowd but I’m equally at home chairing small industry-specific events too.

I’m a thought-provoking Guest Speaker on a number of issues including the challenges of reporting from a war zone, humanitarianism, the importance of corporate diversity, the media and the empowerment of women.

I have spoken in a number of schools in both an educational and inspirational capacity, helping children to understand some of the crisis effecting the world today, and the importance of understanding privilege and finding purpose in life.

HUMANITARIAN

My most prominent charity work began in 2015 when I spearheaded World Vision’s Forgotten Millions campaign to highlight the enormous humanitarian crisis in Syria. My reports contributed to a surge in public donations and mobilised the New Zealand Government to match our fundraising efforts.

The Forgotten Millions campaign won a series of editorial and marketing awards and raised in excess of $4 million for Syrian refugees. It is a cause that will always remain close to my heart, and I continue to work in a humanitarian capacity to highlight the plight of those displaced through conflict and natural disasters.

HUMANITARIAN

My most prominent charity work began in 2015 when I spearheaded World Vision’s Forgotten Millions campaign to highlight the enormous humanitarian crisis in Syria. My reports contributed to a surge in public donations and mobilised the New Zealand Government to match our fundraising efforts.

The Forgotten Millions campaign won a series of editorial and marketing awards and raised in excess of $4 million for Syrian refugees. It is a cause that will always remain close to my heart, and I continue to work in a humanitarian capacity to highlight the plight of those displaced through conflict and natural disasters.

RUNNING

I am a keen marathon runner and have raced in a number of internationals including the world’s most prestigious race, the Boston Marathon. I run road and trail events in New Zealand too, and compete over a variety of distances including 10km, 21k, and 42km.

 

I also head up the 261Fearless Club in New Zealand which is a global charity and the brainchild of the legendary marathoner, Kathrine Switzer. 261Fearless aims to empower women through running in a non-competitive, non-judgmental environment to allow women of all abilities, ages and ethnicities to come together to run, or learn to run.

 

To find out more about 261Fearless in New Zealand, please contact me through this website.

 

 

 

RUNNING

I am a keen marathon runner and have raced in a number of internationals including the world’s most prestigious race, the Boston Marathon. I run road and trail events in New Zealand too, and compete over a variety of distances including 10km, 21k, and 42km.

I also head up the 261Fearless Club in New Zealand which is a global charity and the brainchild of the legendary marathoner, Kathrine Switzer. 261Fearless aims to empower women through running in a non-competitive, non-judgmental environment to allow women of all abilities, ages and ethnicities to come together to run, or learn to run.

To find out more about 261Fearless in New Zealand, please contact me through this website.

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